Silviculture is defined as "the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests and woodlands to meet the diverse needs and values of landowners and society on a sustainable basis." Silviculture research at the Center is carried out to increase our understanding of forests, forest conservation, and sustainable forest management. Examples of research questions include:
- Enhancing climate change adaptation, species migration, and forest resilience through management
- Understanding treatment effects on forest health and ecosystem services
- Forest restoration and regeneration techniques
Full Citation: York, R.A., K.L. OHara, and J.J. Battles. 2013. Density Effects on Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Growth Through 22 Years: Implications for Restoration and Plantation Management. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 28: 30-36.
Full Citation: York, R.A., J.J. Battles, R.C. Wenk, and D. Saah. 2012. A gap-based approach for regenerating pine species and reducing surface fuels in multi-aged mixed conifer stands in the Sierra Nevada, California. Forestry 85(2): 203-213.